What Should I Read Next?

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

30 Days of Pinterest – Day 15

The Pin!

I tend to go through reading spurts, going months on end without even picking up a single book. Although I love reading, I just get so busy with life that it falls to the wayside. It usually isn’t until I’m prepping to go away on vacation that I start thinking about which books to read. Since I’m currently prepping for a little vacation coming up in June (and at a loss of what I want to read while I’m away), I was so excited to learn about What Should I Read Next on Pinterest!

The website takes books that you like, or authors that you prefer, and uses them to provide you with a list of recommended books just for you! It’s a great way to discover new gems that you may not have known about otherwise!

 

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The Project Process:

How does it work? Easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Visit whatshouldireadnext.com
  2. Type in a book title or author that you love. Since I fell in love with the Hunger Games during my last vacation, I thought I would use this title to help me find another equally easy & enjoyable read.Screen shot 2013-04-15 at 10.37.58 PM
  3. Select the book/author from the selected list that shows up
  4. Review the list of recommendations selected just for you!

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The picture above shows only about 1/4 of all the book titles on the recommended list, and I must say, most of them look fairly promising! I have read The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest and although I found it to be more of a mature read, I still enjoyed it very much.

I’ve requested The Maze Runner by James Dashner from our local library, as I haven’t heard of this one before and it ranked fairly high on the recommendation list. I suppose it will be a true test of how accurate this app really is!

If purchasing from Amazon is more your thing (rather than borrowing from the library), the info/buy buttons will take you directly to the Amazon listing. Even if you don’t plan on purchasing it, it’s a great way to learn more about what the book is about, and see what other readers are saying about it!

Do you ever have trouble choosing a book to read? Do you have a favourite book that you recommend to everyone you meet? We’d love to hear what your favourites are!

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